Re: [DML] Re: Doors
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Re: [DML] Re: Doors

Good catch Dave..  I missed that he was having trouble with the FRONT one..   YES, you have to release the torsion bar before removing the front hinge bolts!!

I have had luck maneuvering the front hinge by just loosening the bolts one turn, then prying with a pry bar (or 2) and avoiding the torsion bar removal, but the safest thing to do is release the torsion bar. 

--- On Fri, 3/16/12, daveswingle2 <swingle_dmc@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: daveswingle2 <swingle_dmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [DML] Re: Doors
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Friday, March 16, 2012, 9:58 PM
> Yes -the door can move quite a bit on
> the hinge (there is a large captive-nut strip and the holes
> are oval). It is very difficult to get the door to move on
> the front hinge, though, due to the tension of the torsion
> bar trying to turn the hinge. 
> When you loosened the bolt, the door probably moved downward
> on the hinge from its own weight, and now you need to lift
> it back up. To do this you may have to completely relax the
> torsion bar. Get help if you have not done this before -
> it's relatively dangerous (error = broken window/damaged
> bar/damage roof panel).
> You MAY be able to loosen the two hinge bolts and using a
> pry bar against the body (move the weatherstrip) lift up on
> the door, so try that first. 
> Dave S


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